Private Senior School Launches NCUK International Foundation Year

Private Senior School Launches NCUK International Foundation Year

Queen Ethelburga's College, a prestigious private senior school, has introduced a one-year International Foundation Year programme in partnership with NCUK. This new course is specifically designed to support international students in their university application process.

Queen Ethelburga's College is a traditional day and boarding private senior school catering to ambitious students in Years 10 to 13. The school boasts a comprehensive support network aimed at fostering the holistic development of each student.

The Careers Team specialises in guiding students through applications to Oxford, Cambridge, and top Russell Group universities, while the academic team offers intellectually stimulating curricular activities to bolster university applications.

The First Private Senior School To Offer International Foundation Year


As the first private senior school in the North of England to collaborate with NCUK, Queen Ethelburga's College is poised to uphold its standard of excellence in teaching through the International Foundation Year.

This programme enhances international students' English language proficiency and academic skills, preparing them for successful applications to English-speaking universities. NCUK, a consortium of leading universities, developed this program to facilitate a smoother transition from school to university education.


Choose Between a Science or Business Pathway

Starting in September 2024, students can choose between the Business or Science Pathway at Queen Ethelburga's. The Business Pathway includes modules in Economics, Business, and Mathematics for Business. The Science Pathway allows students to select any three of the following modules: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics for Science. Additionally, the course includes an English-language module tailored to students' proficiency levels, offering options such as English for Academic Purposes, English for Academic Purposes for Proficient Users, or Research and Communication Skills.

The International Foundation Year is for 17-year-olds who have completed the equivalent of UK Year 12. Interested candidates can apply for a place in the program by filling out a contact form or calling 04123 333330.